BRUNDIBÁR

National Children's Chorus

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LC2207

Release date: 9/2022

Executive Producer: Gillian Riesen

Conductor: Luke McEndarfer

Producer: Tucker Wheatley

Co-Producer(s): Chelsea Morel, Rudolph Niemann

Assistant Producer: Dr. Nicholas Nicassio

Associate Producer(s): Drew Corey

Engineer(s): Jeff Thacher, Jonathan Estabrooks

Mixer(s): Jeff Thacher, Bryan Estabrooks, Jonathan Estabrooks

Mastering Engineer: Emitha LLC

Composer/Librettist: Hans Krása, Adolf Hoffmeister

Publisher(s): Boosey & Hawkes, Bote & Bock Berlin

TRACK LIST

Act I Scene 1: Dear children, this is Pepíček (Chorus, Pepíček, Aninka)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Jackson Janis, Fiorela Miria

 

Act I Scene 2: Come and get your ice cream! (Ice Cream Man, Naomi, Greta, Baker)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Isabelle Miller, Andrea Nalywajko


Act I Scene 3: Hey, Mister Milkman! (Milkman, Chorus, Pepíček, Aninka)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Jackson Janis, Fiorela Miria, Samuel Siskind


Act I Scene 4: Everything is quite expensive (Policeman)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Cody Holmes


Act I Scene 5: The organ grinder (Aninka, Pepíček, Policeman)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer

 

Act I Scene 6: Ducks and geese (Aninka, Pepíček)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Fiorela Miria, Jackson Janis

 

Act I Scene 7: Mister Novák (Aninka, Pepíček, Milkman, Ice Cream Man, Baker, Brundibár, Policeman)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Fiorela Miria, Jackson Janis

 

Act I Scene 8: Doggone children, what a bother! (Brundibár, Aninka, Pepíček, Sparrow, Cat, Dog)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Jacob Kohn, Fiorela Miria, Jackson Janis, Eleanor Adams, Giuliana Leto, Michaela Meiselman


Serenade

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer


Act II Scene 1: Get up! Get up! (Sparrow, Cat, Dog, Pepíček, Aninka)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Eleanor Adams, Giuliana Leto, Michaela Meiselman


Act II Scene 2: Darn, that alarm clock (Chorus, Aninka, Pepíček, Dog, Cat, Sparrow)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer

 

Act II Scene 3: Everyone must do some chore (Greta, Naomi)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Andrea Nalywajko, Isabelle Miller


Act II Scene 4, March of the Schoolchildren (Dog, Cat, Sparrow, Chorus)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer


Act II Scene 5: Music is for poor and wealthy (Brundibár, Dog, Cat, Aninka, Pepíček, Sparrow, Greta, Naomi)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Jacob Kohn, Michaela Meiselman, Giuliana Leto, Fiorela Miria, Jackson Janis, Eleanor Adams, Andrea Nalywajko, Isabelle Miller

 

Act II Scene 6: Lullaby (Chorus, Aninka, Pepíček)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer

 

Act II Scene 7: The chase

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer

 

Act II Scene 8: We've won a victory! (Chorus, Pepíček, Aninka)

National Children's Chorus, Luke McEndarfer, Jackson Janis, Fiorela Miria

During the pandemic, students from the GRAMMY® Award-winning National Children's Chorus (USA) and a chamber orchestra came together virtually to record the moving children's opera "Brundibár" on their smartphones in bedrooms and closets across the country. Written by Hans Krása in 1938 and performed by youth in the Theresienstadt concentration camp from 1943-1944, the story of "Brundibár" celebrates justice and righteousness prevailing over tyranny through the lens of a children's fairytale. This album and recording is dedicated to the people and children of Ukraine as they currently face a real-life invasion of their homeland. 

 

The National Children’s Chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer, has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading children’s choirs. As one of the largest music institutions for youth in the nation, the chorus provides its unparalleled training to talented singers around the country, with more than 40 choirs and 1,000 students based in the chapter cities of Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Austin, Dallas and Boston.

CAST

Pepíček ● Jackson Janis

Aninka ● Fiorela Miria

Brundibár ● Jacob Kohn

Sparrow ● Eleanor Adams

Cat ● Giuliana Leto

Dog ● Michaela Meiselman

Policeman ● Cody Holmes

Milkman ● Samuel Siskind

Baker ● Nirvaan Pal

Ice Cream Man ● Malachi Edmunds-Warby

Greta ● Andrea Nalywajko

Naomi ● Isabelle Miller

Landlord ● Leandro Wainberg-Wolski

Julie ● Anagha Purohit

Marilyn ● Athena Artemis

Henrietta ● Catherine McClure

Rose ● Dolsey Lin

Janet ● Grace Steiner

Helen ● Jade Kielb

Dorothy ● Katherine Lake

Lisa ● Lauren Cottrell

Charlotte ● Matisse Feliciano

Max ● Max Tempesta

Edgar ● George Zemla

Justin ● Jude St. John

 

NARRATOR CHORUS

Lucy Blake-Williams

Polina Melnick

Logan Roth

Shruti Singh

Maya Tylis

 

VIRTUAL CHORUS

Renee Ai

Ella Atkinson

Kate Beckerman

Ava Berenji

Vincent Bernal Anderson

Stefan Bonheim

Gabrielle Brandt

Rose Butje

Isabella Keilen Cabrera

Danielle Carbone

Emma Chang

Gianny Diaz

Jack Dobbs

Amelia Frank

Christopher Fresquez

Sasha Gadalov

Sissi Ge

Bennett Gerhart

Heidi Hager

Alannah Hjelm

Divya Issac

Matthew Issac

Eva Izraev

Riya Jacob

Sophie Jones-Lee

Dessa Kavrakis

Brielle Keyes

Alyssa Kiffer

Olivia Kim

Sophia Kim

Arthur Konow

Eden Kontesz

Zoe Kosmowski

Alexander Kousoulas

William Lake

Robert Lea

Hannah Lin

Max Makatsaria

Ella Martinez

Zachary Martinez

Anthony Mattson

Liam McIntosh

Mia Mcintosh

Brooke Mcknight

Simone Mena

Alexandra Milisavljevic

Chloe Miller

Eliza Miller

Jazmin Miller

Ethan Moraru-Barnes

Nathan Mudaliar

Deniz Nalbantoglu

Serra Nalbantoglu

Olivia Nelson

Joshua Newell

Ariel Ofri-Akman

Zoë Olsen

Ela Patel Euler

Conner Perry

Esperanza Piechowski

Alejandro Pompa

Lucia Porretta

Kajal Ramphul

Keira Reddington

Emma Reiss

Tito Ruoso

Kiki Scheurer

Rónán Selby-Curran

Nina Sengupta van de Weerd

Saira Shah

Scarlett Shelton

Jax Sherer

Claire Sherwin

AJ Sion

Uma Smolinski

Morgan Soundy

Joseph Sparks

Maximilian Stohrer

Flora Strohbusch

Kiran Subramanian

Valerie Teborek

Adelaide Thomas

Christopher von der Ohe

Lavinia Watkins

Sofia Wheeler

Leo Wou

Avi Zimmerman

 

ORCHESTRA

Megan Shung, violin & contractor

Ashley Jarmack, flute & clarinet

Erick Jovel, trumpet

Peter Jacobson, cello

Joel Negus, double bass

Dr. Nicholas Nicassio, piano & keyboard

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